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I saw these guys a couple of days ago and thought of this thread.



It's a Viking reenactment/larp group, attending the Stockholm Pride parade. They fight homophobia, sexism and racism in the modern Swedish viking sub-culture/larp scene.
 

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Two articles on the group (sadly in Swedish but some of you ought to be able to read it).

Link 1 Link 2
 

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So, it turns out, according to a recent study, there were as many female viking warriors as there were male. However, the scientists hadn't realized before because they just assumed all corpses buried with swords and shields were men, instead of actually checking the skeletons to determrine the sex.
 
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So, it turns that, according to a recent study, there were as many female viking warriors as there were male. However, the scientists hadn't realized before because they just assumed all corpses buried with swords and shields were men, instead of actually checking the skeletons to determine the sex.
I read something about that too, it is really awesome! :D
 

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So, it turns out, according to a recent study, there were as many female viking warriors as there were male. However, the scientists hadn't realized before because they just assumed all corpses buried with swords and shields were men, instead of actually checking the skeletons to determrine the sex.
Loved this study. Always fun when people decide to challenge these kind of misconceptions.
 

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The original article doesn't talk about female warriors, only of female settlers. While the fact that women were buried with shields and weapons might suggest that they were fighters, it's not conclusive proof.
 

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The original article doesn't talk about female warriors, only of female settlers. While the fact that women were buried with shields and weapons might suggest that they were fighters, it's not conclusive proof.
True, the post I linked seem to jump to conclusions somewhat. The point that previous bias has caused misattributed gender in historical research of vikings still stands, though.
 
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